8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

8 days in Sedona & Phoenix Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Arizona route planner

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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Grand Canyon National Park (Grandview Point & East Rim Drive). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona online road trip planner.

Santa Maria to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Santa Maria to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Scottsdale (Taliesin West & Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, explore by horseback at KOLI Equestrian Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

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Traveling by car from Sedona to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in April; daily highs in Phoenix reach 88°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips